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Healthy Lifestyle Steps

Ways to have Healthy Lifestyle

 Healthy Lifestyle Steps

 How To live A Healthy Lifestyle

While those habits are indisputably important for a healthy lifestyle, some may argue that more factors should be taken into consideration. What would be on your list?


Just for fun, I came up with my own personal top 10 list of healthy behaviors (beyond the four basics) that contribute to wellness and satisfaction with one's lifestyle:

Brush and floss daily  

to keep your teeth and gums healthy and free of disease.

Get a good night's rest 

Well-rested people not only cope better with stress, but may also have better control of their appetites. Research has shown that a lack of sleep can put our "hunger hormones" out of balance -- and possibly trigger overeating. 

Enjoy regular family meals.    

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This allows parents to serve as good role models, can promote more nutritious eating, and sets the stage for lively conversations. Being connected to family and/or friends is a powerful aspect of a healthy life.
Smile and laugh out loud several times a day
It keeps you grounded, and helps you cope with situations that would otherwise make you crazy. Read the comics, watch a sitcom, or tell jokes to bring out those happy feelings.   

Meditate, pray, or otherwise find solace

for at least 10-20 minutes each day. Contemplation is good for your soul, helps you cope with the demands of daily life, and may even help lower your blood pressure. 

Get a pedometer and let it motivate you to walk, walk, walk.    

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Forget about how many minutes of activity you need; just do everything you can to fit more steps into your day. No matter how you get it, physical activity can help defuse stress, burn calories, and boost self-esteem.

Stand up straight

You'll look 5 pounds lighter if you stand tall and tighten your abdominal muscles. Whenever you walk, think "tall and tight" to get the most out of the movement.

Try yoga

The poses help increase strength and flexibility and improve balance. These are critical areas for older folks especially, and both men and women can benefit.

Power up the protein 

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This nutrient is an essential part of your eating plan, and can make up anywhere from 10%-35% of your total calories. Protein lasts a long time in your belly; combine it with high-fiber foods and you'll feel full on fewer calories. Enjoy small portions of nuts, low-fat dairy, beans, lean meat, poultry, or fish. 

Last but not least, have a positive attitude. 

Do your best to look at life as if "the glass is half full." You must believe in yourself, have good support systems, and think positively ("I think I can, I think I can…") to succeed 

It's All about You

Your list of healthy lifestyle behaviors may be different from mine. The most important thing to remember is that you can make a difference in your health and well-being. Take charge of your life, and be mindful of small behavior changes that can make your lifestyle a healthier one.